Sunday, March 22, 2009

Monorail, 1960

You know, every talks about how cool Monorails are, but I have a better idea. If one or two rails are good, then a train that uses 14 rails is GREAT! Think about it, and weep that you didn't have this idea.

Speaking of Monorails, here is a nice shot of the "3-car red" as taken from the Skyway. It is about to pass over the queue for the Motor Boat Cruise (there's actually a line!). I have to admit that I am almost more interested in the view of Anaheim than the stuff that you can see in the park.

This one is dark and dreary, but it goes with the first one, so I'm posting it anyway... a sunset shot with the Monorail as it glides above the lagoon. Look, there's George Washington's submarine, I know it's his because he wrote his name on it.


Anonymous said...

Ol' 3 car Tomato Red, gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

distracted, ol' Major Pepperidge
his eye cast o'er the ridge
still his guests go ape-like, and simian
instead of normal men and womenian
This partly borrowed tome is Chiana's reply
entered after watching a red monorail going by =)

Thufer said...

it must be monorail day. marking my calender now. ( :) ) glad i'm not the only one that looks over the berm. i thought it was blasphemy so i always hid the fact!

Nancy said...

monorails are still the coolest..i love the futuristic look of this particular model ;D

esp enjoying the photo of the Motor Boat Cruise WITH sign...yay!

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Well, major, there's nothing on earth Like a genuine, Bona fide, Electrified, three-car Monorail!
What'd I say?
What's it called?

Nice post Major, Thanks!

P.s. Oh, did you know, it glides as softly as a cloud.

Major Pepperidge said...

The ring came off my pudding can!

Katella Gate said...

My only question is where did they put the monorails? There's no roundhouse in that top picture.

CoxPilot said...

The original "barn" was just just on the other side of the berm, behind Casey Jr. and the Storybook Canals, and lay parallel to the berm. It was a long structure that covered just two tracks, just enough for the two original monorails. (You can see it in some arial photos of the time.) This was temporary until Walt could build a larger facility. I used to go back there to watch sometimes.

Anonymous said...

Never knew that CoxPilot, thanks!